Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:40 PM
dlwickham (1,583 posts)
Illinois Hate-Group Wants Teachers to Reject 'Fiction' of Trans Students
The Illinois Family Institute, a designated antigay hate group, is breaking out the dehumanizing rhetoric to discourage teachers in Illinois from recognizing the preferred gender identity of transgender students, according to ThinkProgress LGBT.
When Illinois' East Aurora High School considered, then quickly rescinded, protections for transgender students, IFI thought the battle was over. But since the district recently formed a new committee to investigate how best to meet the needs of transgender and gender non-conforming students, IFI launched into a hateful tirade against inclusion.
Calling trans students "gender-confused," IFI's Laurie Higgins also refers to two trans women who testified in support of the policy as "adult cross-dressing males who wish they were women."
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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:01 PM
closeupready (25,845 posts)
2. Here's a link to her opinion piece
from the IFI:
Really disgusting. For example:
>>Serving on the committee are two adult cross-dressing males who wish they were women. “Joanie Rae” Wimmer is a Downer’s Grove attorney, and “Crystal Ann” Gray, who lives in Woodstock, IL, works as a “transgender” advocate. Click here to watch a video of Gray and “Shari” Miller, another gender-confused man who as of 2008 was Gray’s romantic partner. Aurora parents, church leaders, and other residents should be outraged that this is who is coming into their school to create school policy that would affect their children.<<
Note the quotation marks.